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the fiscal cliff. we have tracie potts with details from washington. >> reporter: today, president obama meets with small business leaders. a new white house economic report warns if tax breaks go away, the average middle class family will owe uncle sam $2,200 next year. >> middle class families should see an extension of the tax cuts. >> reporter: some republicans who have been dead set against raising taxes on anyone now hint they may consider other options. >> we have been open to revenue by closing loopholes as long as it is tied to spending cuts and pro-growth tax reform that broadens base. >> you don't raise rates. you cap the amounts of eitemize deductions. >> reporter: america is borrowing too much money trying to keep social security and medicare afloat. >> there will come a point in time where we can't borrow anymore money and interest rates will sky rocket. >> this congress is already one vote away from avoiding the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: and no word yet on when the next white house meeting will happen. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> thank you. the governor of new
with president obama. immigration will also probably be among those discussions. >>> 7:15. new this morning, u.n. ambassador susan rice is meeting with -- on capitol hill with three senators who have been critical of her initial explanation about the attacks in libya. jamie dupree has more from washington, d.c. via skype. >> reporter: there is a lot of talk that she will be nominated for the position of secretary of state. rice is here this morning meeting with senators john mcan, lindsey graham and others in the basement of the capitol. you can see a stakeout that's down there where vee with -- where we have microphones set up. we're hoping to hear from some senators later this morning about this meeting. rice has taken a lot of flack for her explanation on the talk shows about what happened on the attacks in libya on that u.s. facility in benghazi where four republicans were killed. a lot of republicans said she was basically relating a story that was not true about how this attack was fostered and caused by that anti-muslim video that's proven not to be so. but after briefings by intelligen
. >>> president obama meets with small business owners today to promote his solution to the fiscal cliff. the deadline is now 35 days away. the president is holding more events tomorrow and friday. "new york times" reports this morning that a budget deal could reduce the tax deduction millions pay on their mortgage interest. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, charlie, and norah. the president and house speaker john boehner spoke by phone over the weekend. top aides in the house and senate tell us that negotiations at this point are just taking place between the president's staff and speaker boehner's staff. that's because any deal that involves raising tax revenue is going to face its biggest challenge in the republican-led house. top republicans returning from thanksgiving recess urged the president to make the first offer in fiscal cliff negotiations. and they expressed a new openness to raising tax revenue, if democrats agree to make cuts to strengthen medicare and medicaid. >> elections come and go. and when they g
fingerprints. >> in the end, tips and a $100,000 reward led to his capture. >>> president barack obama is increasing pills our to extend middle-class tax cuts and extend tax cuts for wealthier americans. here is a look at whether we are any closer to seeing a deal. >> president barack obama called congressional leaders over the weekend since he had not met with them and we are just 35 dc-madam days from spending cuts that kick in as part of the fiscal cliff but there is no deal. both sides seem to repeat with democrats echoing the president's demand for tax increases on the wealthy. >> he has promised he will not sign any bill that mortgages our future for the went quest 2% -- wealthiest 2% of americans. >> no tax increase for those who will not materialize later. >> reporter: but some are indicating they might be okay for some tacks increasing. allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> and a new study had substantially higher rates of breast cancer compared to the rest of the state. those include contra costa and the northern most part of alameda, san mateo and santa clara. brea
republican lawmakers about the benghazi attack and that it was spontaneous. the obamas up the minister's letter said it was a terrorist attack. she is to meet on capitol hill with three of her harshest critics. senator john mccain, up lense gram. >> i will be glad to listen to her position and her justification for comment. i am very unhappy with her performance. >> gramm is also looking for to hearing from rice. >> there will be a lot of questions asked about her this event and others. >> rice is considered a top pick to replace secretary of state henhillary clinton spli. as a says she will keep our post until replies to this town. >> a new poll found that american is less optimistic in the country's future than they were four years ago py 60. 40 percent said the country will be worse off for years from now looking ahead to the president's second term 54 percent say they are enthusiastic or optimistic. while 44 percent are not. despite that president obama is operating remains unchanged. more than half of those surveyed give him a thumbs up on the job he's doing in office so far. >> t
that home prices have had a high we haven't seen in four years the dow was up 47. >> president obama looks like he is still campaigning. to make the public case for strategizing the fiscal cliff. friday he will be meeting with business owners, small business owners. at the white house today the president will meet and tomorrow with middle-class americans. >> an 18 year-old accused of killing a man and injuring and police officer will be arraigned this week. here is a video of the other suspect in this case who was in court last wednesday. there china find a connection between the two. both are being held for murder, armed robbery, and attempted murder of a police officer. the drama of a 14 year-old boy charged as an adult with attempted murder sexaul assault and kidnapping of a 65 year-old woman has been postponed. caviar king was scheduled to be arraigned in court yesterday. authorities say he of the to the woman at dusk force to drive several miles away where he assaulted and beat her before leaving her in a ditch. police described attack as random. >> the two leaders will be remembered
that the benghazi attack was spontaneous violence. the obama administration later said it was a terrorist attack. rice heads to capitol hill today to meet with three of her harshest critics senators john mccain, lindsay graham and kelly ayotte. mccain now willing to hear her side of the story. >> i will be glad to meet with her and listen to her positions and justification for her comments but i'm -- i'm very unhappy with her performance. >> reporter: graham is also looking forward to hearing from rice. >> there will be a lot of questions asked of her about this event and others. >> reporter: ayotte told cnn that rice's staff contacted her about the meeting. she believes it will focus on rice's, quote, representations of what happened at benghazi. rice is considered a top pick to replace secretary of state hillary clinton who said she will leave her post when a replacement is found. mccain, graham and ayotte all said they would block any effort to advance rice if she is nominated. i'm ed payne, reporting. >> later this week rice will meet with acting cia director mike morrell as well as senator
is coming up in my next report. >> it is 6:36 a.m.. if president obama has been redirected but he is still campaigning. he is campaigning on dealing with the fiscal cliff. he will travel to pennsylvania and meet with small-business owners as the pressure republicans to extend tax cuts for people that are in less than two and a $50,000. he will be meeting with these business owners and middle class residents. >> new video coming in from cairo. look at all of the tents that are set up. this is a mass rally against a decree of begins the new president. this demonstration is just after he stated that he had a meeting with judges that was aimed at the worst political crisis in june. there are marches across the capitol and this is the center of a protest that is about the numbers and it is expected to swell. >> we will be right back as we continue. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to w
owners to find out about tax cuts to be extended. president barack obama has not met with congressional leaders since it before the thanksgiving break and no other meetings have been planned yet. the white house is welcoming comments on tax increases on wealthier americans. >> some of the tax increases are welcome and they represent what we hope is a different in tone and approach to these problems. >> but time is running out to strike a deal for spending cuts that kick in as part of the so called fiscal cliff are now just 35 days away. allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well a new study finds part of the bay area have higher invasive amounts for the western part of the state. the northern part of alameda county and a section that runs between san mateo and alameda counties. breast cancer rates were 10 to 20% higher than the state average from 2000 to 2008. breast cancer rates have long been a concern in marin county. >>> they are looking into whether the man accused of killing a police officer will stand trial. he is accused of killing a police officer and he is being held
outages. gun dealers say sales have surged since president obama's reelection out of fear that there may be possibly stricter gun laws coming. >>> if an e-reader is on your christmas list the choices can be overwhelming. michael finney and our partners at consumer reports -- >> reporter: prices on e-readers lower than ever, consumer reports tests single out the best. lots of people think -- >> i would buy one for my sister. >> probably my aunt. >> sister. >> everybody i know many >> reporter: choosing one can be risky. barnes & noble offer two nooks, amazon has four kindles. not to mention readers from sony, and there are tablets that offer electronic books too. >> you can read e-books on a tablet, a dedicated reader is lighter, easier to hold in one hand, longer battery life and crisper type all of those will make a difference in hour after hour of reading. >> reporter: among its tests, consumer reports assesses how fast each reader can turn a page. some are really fast. others are slower. another test, looking at how easy they are to read in different lighting. the best readers have no
democrats and republicans a little closer together. >>> reporter: president obama will begin a media blitz this week highlighting his efforts to steer clear of the "fiscal cliff." he will first meet with small business owners at the white house today. at the other end of pennsylvania avenue, fellow democrat senator dick durbin will give what's being called a major speech laying out a case for a bipartisan deal. durbin's a member of the senate's gang of 8, four democrats and four republicans who have collaborated on ways to reduce the nation's debt for 2 1/2 year. democratic senator mark warner is also in the gang and says democrats are willing to put entitlements like medicaid and medicare on the negotiating table. >> the math just doesn't work anymore not because the programs are bad but because thank goodness we're living a lot longer. >> reporter: republicans are also signalling they are more open to compromise. they say they will agree to raising tax revenue by limiting deductions for the wealthy. >> without compromising our principles we reco
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